Hey, everyone. I just wanted to the Linux users among you as to which distribution(s) you're using to run Informix and how happy you are with them. Given the death of CentOS, I'm weighing alternatives.
We have been using Ubuntu LTS (long term support) server releases since 2014 and we have been very happy with them.
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I like Fedora cos it's free J
Currently having issues with Ubuntu not playing nicely with IDS 14.latest and OneDB2.latest. SSL/Crypto library issues. Ubuntu.latest doesn't like the VM snapshots for some reason.
No such issues with Fedora 32/33/24
Question for those who were using CentOS, what did you move to?
David: That's what I'm wondering, too. RHEL is out for us, not only because of the cost associated, but because we had licenses at one time and found the support to be utterly terrible. Plus, they'd restrict which repositories you could access based on your license type. No thanks. I'm playing with AlmaLinux now, but it's not quite ready for prime time. There are certain tools we use that simply aren't in any of their repositories just yet. That can be worked around, but I'd rather not have to.
Yes, this has been a really disappointing thing which I bet is placing a good number of companies 'in trouble' (to be polite). That's the game of Open Source: durability is not part of their vocabulary ☹
For my part I have started testing Almalinux 8 which seems pretty interesting, and the base of my starting decision had been this post ( caution, in French but google translate or DeepL are your friends)
Once translated, the approach of the choice is interesting, but again, there is no guarantee on the future.
Unfortunately , my tested started really well until I hit a major problem of outdated RAID drivers for Dell Servers (in fact that Red hat 8.5 stopped supporting...) which are making the adoption of AlmaLinux more complicated and time consuming(I would have had the same issues with Centos...)
The AlmaLinux community seems pretty much reactive, but their forum is not structured as well as forums we are used to use. But it will probably get better with time.
So at the moment I am between investing some time to build a composite boot with my old raid driver and Alma 8.5, or going Ubuntu for good. Art K's spirit is pushing there ��
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